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San Francisco Earthquake Liquefaction Map
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme).
Peter Yanev, a San Francisco-based structural engineer and the founder of EQE, a pioneer consulting firm in the field of seismic risk, has spent a lifetime visiting post-earthquake disaster zones.
San Francisco earthquake of 1906: The San Francisco earthquake of 1906, a major earthquake and fire that destroyed some 28,000 buildings and killed more than 3,000 people.
Clustered around the 1,070-foot tower are a collection of high rises built on the soft soil and sand on the edge of the bay. They represent a bold symbol of a new San Francisco, but also a potential danger for a city that sits precariously on unstable, earthquake-prone ground.
The latest San Francisco earthquake reports and news, plus how to prepare.
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands
Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Region result from the accumulation of energy as the Pacific Plate slides past the North American Plate. The fact that a devastating earthquake occurred in 1906 — the San Francisco earthquake — is common knowledge.
Earthquake collateral effects: Ground shaking and rupture, damage, fires, spill of chemicals, radioactivity and nuclear power plants,flooding
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SAN FRANCISCO — Sailors arriving in San Francisco in the 19th century used two giant redwood trees perched on a hill to help guide their ships into the bay. The redwoods were felled for their lumber at around the time of the gold rush, but San Francisco now has a new beacon: Salesforce Tower, the tallest office building in the West.